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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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BBFC adds child-friendly long BBFCinsight to CBBFC to help families make informed viewing decisions together

09/02/2016

As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, the BBFC is today launching a short video to promote new child-friendly long BBFCinsight, which is now available on the CBBFC website.

UK parents want the same age ratings for VOD films as cinema films

01/12/2015

Research shows 85% of parents consider it important to have consistent classification on and offline

BBFC Announces New Director

24/11/2015

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) today announced the appointment of David Austin OBE, as the new Director of the BBFC.

Research shows 78% of parents value age ratings for online music videos

25/09/2015

BBFC research shows benefits of joint industry initiative to provide age ratings for music videos online

BBFC Director David Cooke to retire in March 2016

19/08/2015

David Cooke will retire on 12 March 2016 following 12 years in post.

British Board of Film Classification grow online child protection while theatrical submissions remain at 1960s level-high

14/07/2015

Further voluntary regulation of online content began in October, when the BBFC in partnership with the BPI, Vevo and You Tube, and UK record companies Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and Warner Music UK, launched a pilot to classify online music videos by UK artists signed to the three major...

Website Maintenance: Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May

14/05/2015

We would ask all customers to make submissions before the office closes at 6pm on Friday 15 May. The BBFC App will continue to function normally over the weekend.We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.END

Online Music Video Age Rating Pilot Moves To Next Phase

26/03/2015

The BPI and BBFC, in partnership with Vevo and You Tube, and UK record companies Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and Warner Music UK, can announce that age ratings are now being displayed on the music videos they upload to digital service providers Vevo and YouTube. 

BBFC introduces new Classification Framework to help keep content on mobile phones suitable for under-12s

18/03/2015

The self-regulatory partnership between EE and the BBFC brings trusted, transparent and consistent BBFC standards to content accessed via the mobile network helping to protect younger children by restricting certain unsuitable content for under 12’s.   

BBFC publish new research into public attitudes to glamour content on mobile devices

24/02/2015

The BBFC has been the provider of the Mobile Classification Framework used by Mobile Network Operators in the UK to calibrate their filters since September 2013. This Classification Framework, along with the policies that underpin it, is consistent with the standards used to classify film and...

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